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Jeff
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Apologies for sounding negative but don’t get too excited about getting it registered as an Asset of Community Value. Firstly, all that means is that the community has the opportunity to step in and buy it before its sold….which is fine if you have funds and the ability to run a sports centre…. but also I doubt this counts as a “sale” as its staying in local authority ownership. ACV status didn’t stop our local school-based swimming pool closing due to budget cuts when the new school was built this year. In truth ACVs are a bit toothless. That said, it may help raise the profile of the debate a bit, which may assist in getting local politicians on your side, if they are not already too far down the path of cost cutting in current times of public sector spending budget cuts.